Rehearsing

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19 01, 2015

Different Perspectives

2018-01-11T21:00:21+00:00

I live a life that some people might call gypsy-like. I don't seem to spend more than a few months in any one place--which isn't to say that I don't have a home--I'm lucky enough to call New York City [...]

Different Perspectives 2018-01-11T21:00:21+00:00
29 10, 2014

What exactly is a residency?

2018-01-11T20:59:02+00:00

Just a couple weeks ago, the winners of the Carlota Santana Choreography Prize at the Choreography Certamen in Madrid came to NYC to set a new work on the company. The residency lasted two weeks and they set a new [...]

What exactly is a residency? 2018-01-11T20:59:02+00:00
20 10, 2014

Thankful for Ballet

2018-01-11T20:58:52+00:00

As many of you know, I perform at a lot of school-shows and lecture-demonstration performances. And one question that constantly comes up is whether we do other types of dance or just flamenco. For quite a while, I identified myself [...]

Thankful for Ballet 2018-01-11T20:58:52+00:00
11 08, 2014

Mnemonics and dance

2018-01-11T20:58:09+00:00

Something that fascinates me about flamenco is the syllables that dancers use to sing the rhythms we make with our feet. When dancers break down steps to teach someone or show a musician, we tend to not just do the [...]

Mnemonics and dance 2018-01-11T20:58:09+00:00
6 08, 2014

Camaraderie

2018-01-11T20:57:55+00:00

The dance world is tough. Being a dancer is grueling and stressful, and anything but easy. So why make it any harder than it already is? Having great compañeras makes it a bit easier...Sharing a space the size of a [...]

Camaraderie 2018-01-11T20:57:55+00:00
6 05, 2014

To count or not to count…..

2018-01-11T20:57:17+00:00

A 'flamenco' clock for a 12-count flamenco rhythm.  To count or not to count? Flamenco rhythms can be pretty complicated, especially for people only used to rhythms in 3/4 or 4/4 time. I remember it took me forever to figure [...]

To count or not to count….. 2018-01-11T20:57:17+00:00
15 04, 2014

The problem with instant gratification

2018-01-11T20:57:06+00:00

In the 21st century, with Facebook and Instagram and all the other social media sites, we've gotten used to instant gratification. We post a picture of ourselves, what we're eating, something funny, etc., and immediately at least a dozen people [...]

The problem with instant gratification 2018-01-11T20:57:06+00:00
11 03, 2014

Day off + travel day…and what keeps me sane

2018-01-11T20:55:33+00:00

On Sunday, we finally had a day off. Woohoo! So what do we do on a day off? Sleep in, do laundry--hooray, no more stinky rehearsal clothes!, pack the company suitcases, pack our own suitcases, run errands, and before we [...]

Day off + travel day…and what keeps me sane 2018-01-11T20:55:33+00:00
9 03, 2014

Flexing a Different Sort of Muscle: Mental Toughness

2018-01-11T20:55:22+00:00

Photo from Mujeres during the fall 2013 tour. In Spain, I worked on my technique, my arms, clarity in my footwork; my compás greatly improved; my knowledge and understanding of the cante greatly improved. In NYC I go to the studio several [...]

Flexing a Different Sort of Muscle: Mental Toughness 2018-01-11T20:55:22+00:00